Wishlist Wednesday: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Thorn by Intisar Khanani. This retelling of The Goose Girl has me really excited.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

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Author: Kami Garcia
Illustrator: Gabriel Picolo
Publisher: DC Ink
Publication Date: September 1, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

Garfield Logan has spent his entire life being overlooked. Even in a small town like Eden, Georgia, the 17-year-old with green streaks in his hair can’t find a way to stand out–and the clock is ticking. Senior year is almost over. If Gar doesn’t find a way to impress the Chosen Ones–the social elite at Bull Creek High School–he will never know what it’s like to matter. Gar’s best friends, Stella and Tank, don’t understand why he cares what other people think. They miss their funny, pizza-loving, video game-obsessed best friend.

Then Gar accepts a wild dare out of the blue. It impresses the Chosen Ones and his social status soars. But other things are changing, too. Gar grows six inches overnight. His voice drops and, suddenly, he’s stronger and faster. He’s finally getting everything he wanted, but his newfound popularity comes at a price. Gar has to work harder to impress his new friends. The dares keep getting bigger and the stakes keep getting higher.

When Gar realizes the extent of his physical changes, he has to dig deep and face the truth about himself–and the people who truly matter–before his life spirals out of control.

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Retellings are always intriguing to me. I don’t think that I have read any that are based on Grimm fairy tale, The Goose Girl . It sounds like this one is going to be a dark story and I can’t wait to read it.

About Intisar Khanani

Inistar Khanani

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Prior to publishing her novels, Intisar worked as a public health consultant on projects relating to infant mortality and minority health, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy.

23 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: Thorn by Intisar Khanani

  1. alilovesbooks says:

    I’m so happy to see Intisar Khanani’s books getting the attention they deserve. I have yet to read Thorn despite buying it when it was released the first time but I have read a couple of her other stories and they were fantastic.

  2. Debra Branigan says:

    This book sounds very interesting and I’m particularly interested because one of my favorite fairy tales was The Goose Girl. Best wishes to the author on the new book.

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